Armstrong Teasdale’s Recent Denver Office Move Fuels New Hires

October 1, 2015 Press Releases

On the heels of a move to Denver’s thriving Technological Center, Armstrong Teasdale announces the addition of four attorneys, including three lateral hires, to its Denver office: Meshach Rhoades, Josh Snider, Martin Estevao and Christopher Butler.

“Meshach Rhoades is an invaluable addition to our Denver office,” said Chuck Steese, partner and co-managing attorney in the Denver office. “Her substantive experience as both a litigator and with the Ag, Food and Health industry will make her an important asset to our clients across the country, and will help set our firm apart.” 

Within just weeks of the Denver office move, the new space is at full capacity. 

“In addition to Meshach, we’ve added three attorneys that boast a wide variety of experience in both Intellectual Property and Litigation,” said Steese. “We’re proud to be a part of the firm’s significant growth in 2015, and we’re looking forward to celebrating many successes with the new team.” 

Meshach Y. Rhoades 
Meshach Rhoades, partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group, is an experienced litigator and trusted advisor to senior management in all facets of complex commercial, regulatory, and telecommunications litigation. She has litigated a variety of cases regarding complex contracts, intellectual property, business torts, real estate, class actions, finance and mortgage banking litigation, and labor and employment in state and federal courts nationwide. In addition, Meshach will bring a unique perspective to the firm’s growing Ag, Food & Health practice. 

Prior to joining the firm, Meshach was in-house counsel for a Fortune 200 company where she was in charge of right-of-way, franchise and facility cost negotiation and litigation. She also has past private practice experience. Meshach received her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School and B.A. from Regis University, while playing collegiate basketball. She is admitted to practice law in Colorado and before the United States Supreme Court. 

Josh C. Snider 
Josh Snider, of counsel, joins the Intellectual Property practice group as a patent attorney focused on representing emerging and maturing businesses in the development and leveraging of technology. Josh handles all levels of transnational patent prosecution and litigation, including IP management and client counseling, inventor consultation and patent drafting, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) advocacy, expert depositions, defense of state claims, and more. 

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Josh was in private practice in Denver. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University School of Law and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Josh is admitted to practice law in Illinois and before the Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and USPTO.

Christopher H. Butler
Christopher Butler is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice group where he provides counsel through the various stages of production design and development for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He concentrates on matters in the chemical engineering realm, and also supports litigation activities related to the firm’s intellectual property work. 

Prior to joining the firm, Christopher spent the past seven years working in the chemical engineering field where he participated in conceptual and detailed engineering design projects in a variety of industries, including the water treatment, oil and gas, power, nuclear, and chemical industries. He earned his J.D. from the University of Denver and B.S. from the University of Texas. Christopher is admitted to practice before the USPTO. 

Martin J. Estevao 
Martin Estevao, the latest lateral associate to join the firm’s Litigation practice group, will handle disputes concerning a wide range of complex commercial and business issues for companies of all sizes and industries. Committed to effectively and efficiently managing cases, Martin participates and counsels clients in all phases of pre-trial procedure. 

Prior to joining the firm, Martin worked as a general commercial litigator at a Denver law firm. He earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School and B.A. from Stanford University. Martin is admitted to practice law in Colorado and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.